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Gemini [Geminus, Lambrit], Thomas (fl. 1540–1562), engraver, printer, and instrument maker, was the publisher of a compendium of anatomy entitled Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio (1545), whose own copper-engravings were copied from the De humani corporis fabrica libri septem and De humani corporis fabrica librorum epitome...

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Howlett, Samuel Burt (1794–1874), surveyor and inventor of scientific instruments, was born in London on 10 July 1794, the only son of Samuel Howlett of Gracechurch Street, and his wife Ann née Burt. After leaving school at thirteen, he secured, through the influence of an uncle with military connections, an apprenticeship with the royal military surveyors and draughtsmen. He became a cadet on 20 August 1808 and each day attended the drawing-room of the ...

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Ryther, Augustine (d. 1593), map engraver and maker of scientific instruments, is of unknown origin. The Dictionary of National Biography, apparently following the Yorkshire antiquary Ralph Thoresby, suggested that he was a native of Leeds; however, no firm evidence can now be found for this, and the idea perhaps rests on his later association with ...